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Mens Merrell Bare Access Running Shoe

Men's Merrell Bare Access

Item #MRL1004
MSRP:$89.95
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Product Description:

Men's MERRELL® BARE ACCESS :: If you're peering down the path to barefoot running the men's Merrell® Bare Access is your perfect entry point. Get the strengthening benefits of running shoeless with the look and fit of a traditional running shoe. Increased heel-to-toe cushioning offers extra protection and shock absorption, ideal for those new to the experience of barefoot running. 8.1 ounces

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PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • Barefoot strobel construction: Offers flexibilty, a barefoot like fit, and lightweight comfort
  • Reflective overlay details: Provides increased visibility in low light conditions
  • Integrated footbed with 2mm EVA midsole: Maximizes barefoot like fit with enough comfort and cushion for barefoot beginers
  • Breathable mesh lining with Aegis: Creates a breathable sockless option that also resists odor
  • 8mm Merrell Bound cushioning: Ultra lightweight material offers flexibility and traction for entry in barefoot movement
  • 0mm heel to toe drop and foot shaped design: Provides ultimate in foot alignment, balance, and overall natural foot landing
  • Vibram rubber pods: Gives perfect balance of lightweight material and durable rubber outsole
Product MRL1004 Review

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  • Country of Origin: China

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Mens Merrell Bare Access Running Shoe
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (6)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        50% 

        (3 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    5.0

    Best Light Shoes For Long Distance

    By Mann

    from Hampton, VA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training

    Comments about Mens Merrell Bare Access Running Shoe:

    I have three pairs of these shoes (different colors). They are so comfortable and light, yet protect the foot from small pebbles, without losing the overall feel for the ground. They feel so natural and don't require any break-in. In fact, a ran a recent marathon on a brand-new pair, and had no blisters or discomfort!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Absolutely Awesome !!!

    By Toxicburn

    from Pleasant Hill, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Merrell Bare Access Running Shoe:

      Very nice running shoe! I have on my pair over 700 miles already, and if not the hole under the big toe which I got from running down-hills on pavement - would still run great. Sole seemed to soft to be durable, but it turned out to be very durable!
      Ventilation of this shoe is a KILLER ! you can really feel the wind between your fingers :)
      also, the most awesome thing of this shoe ... IT DOES NOT STINK! i killed 3 pairs of shoes at 500 - 1000 miles and, boy, they stank right after the run...
      So... Awesome shoe for getting started with minimal running (this was my first pair)
      now, will try the second generation :)

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      First run felt great

      By brianwald on Instagram

      from Seattle

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Merrell Bare Access Running Shoe:

        Just bought these on a recommendation from a friend. My first run felt great! I've been running in Brooks Green Silence, so the bare minimal style wasn't too much of an adjustment. I'm looking forward to future runs.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
         
        5.0

        awesome

        By Ken

        from KC MO

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Fast
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement

          Comments about Mens Merrell Bare Access Running Shoe:

          Super for entry to zero drop minimalist. This shoe is nearly perfect for anyone transitioning to zero drop minimalist running. Wide toe box allows toe spread. just enough cushion to absorb impact, but still has a nice road feel. Have run 20+ and maybe my next marathon.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too big
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great introduction to barefoot running

          By RaiderNationHI

          from Honolulu, HI

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • So far so good

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Merrell Bare Access Running Shoe:

          Great running shoe. Good introduction to barefoot running. Just enough cushion to protect your feet, but minimal enough to get that barefoot feel. Your legs will definitely feel it the first time you run in them.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Roadrunner has unbeatable service and shipping. Always quick to deliver. Best shipping and return policy, hands down.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great introduction to barefoot running!

          By RaiderNationHI

          from Honolulu, HI

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • No verdict still testing

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Merrell Bare Access Running Shoe:

          Product line as described. Good introduction to barefoot running. Just enough cushioning to provide protection, yet minimal enough to get that barefoot feel. Definitely changes your running form. If your not used to running flats, you'll definitely notice the difference the first time out.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Hands down, Roadrunner Sports continues to have one of the best shipping/return policies! Shoe was new, but was sent out as soon as it was made available to RR Sports. Will continue to be a loyal VIP customer.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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